Camp: The Lie That Tells the Truth

Philip Core George Melly


Camp: The Lie That Tells the Truth

Camp: The Lie That Tells the Truth

  • Title: Camp: The Lie That Tells the Truth
  • Author: Philip Core George Melly
  • ISBN: 9780859650441
  • Page: 318
  • Format: Paperback



Camp style, in behaviour, clothing, artistic output or emotions, has never been properly explored or defined Jean Cocteau, as camp a figure as Paris has ever produced, said in Vanity Fair in 1922, I am a lie that tells the truth This paradox is the basis of Philip Core s personal definitions of camp, seen from the inside His savagely witty depicts of than two cenCamp style, in behaviour, clothing, artistic output or emotions, has never been properly explored or defined Jean Cocteau, as camp a figure as Paris has ever produced, said in Vanity Fair in 1922, I am a lie that tells the truth This paradox is the basis of Philip Core s personal definitions of camp, seen from the inside His savagely witty depicts of than two centuries of camp find it embodied in personalities and places, objects and artefacts He has written a Who s Who and a What s What of camp, a deceptively descriptive and factual lexicon, allowing the reader to build up a kaleidoscopic picture of camp through the ages It is complemented with 150 rare and stunning photographs and a vivacious foreword by England s foremost authority on surrealism, eccentric behaviour and hats jazz singer George Melly.


Recent Comments "Camp: The Lie That Tells the Truth"

Well, I don't know that I learned anything from this book I didn't already know (genetics, probably), but it sure is great to have all this compiled in one spot when you need a brisk reminder that there was once and potentially could be again more to life than this wretched beige Starbucks & Gap purgatory that the 21st Century's so far turning out to be.


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